Sonic Acts Festival [23 - 26 Feb 2017]: workshop Joost Rekveld [29 Nov - 1 Dec 2016], student discount, volunteers wanted
Posted: 31 October 2016 04:09 PM
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WORKSHOP JOOST REKVELD (29 NOV - 1 DEC)

Together with LIMA, Sonic Acts is presenting a workshop as part of UNFOLD in Amsterdam from 29 November until 1 December 2016. Joost Rekveld will introduce different schools of thought that deal with human perception, from ancient concepts of perception as a meeting of influences, to cognitive psychology and more recent ideas such as enactivism. This workshop will focus on our senses and investigate the artistic potential of augmenting and obstructing them. Up to 15 people can participate. The deadline for application is Monday 7 November 2016.
Sign up for the workshop: http://sonicacts.com/portal/workshop-by-joost-rekveld-1


STUDENT DISCOUNT FOR SONIC ACTS FESTIVAL 2017

Teachers and students will enjoy special group benefits when bringing 5 or more people to Sonic Acts Festival. Instead of €90 you will pay €65 for a full programme passepartout. Separate student tickets are available for only €75. These tickets are valid for the complete programme of Sonic Acts Festival 2017, including the conference, film programme, performances, club nights & exhibition. For tickets, go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sonic-acts-festival-2017-tickets-29246283421?ref=ebtnebregn


VOLUNTEERS WANTED FOR THE FESTIVAL

Are you interested in a look behind the scenes? Do you want to be part of a great team and gain some invaluable work experience? We are looking for volunteers to support us during the upcoming Sonic Acts Festival in February with various tasks such as promotion, communication, photography, production and the information desk. Interested? Find out more about the opportunities for and benefits of volunteering on our website or get in touch with us at volunteer[at]sonicacts[dot]com. We look forward to welcoming you to the team!
Become a Sonic Acts volunteer: https://sonicacts.typeform.com/to/P5jXjx

Sonic Acts is generously funded by Creative Industries Fund NL, City of Amsterdam, Paradiso and the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. Dark Ecology and Sonic Acts are part of Changing Weathers, funded with support from the European Commission.

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Posted: 04 November 2016 02:46 PM   [ # 1 ]
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SONIC ACTS: SEMINAR MARYANNE AMACHER’S ‘MINI SOUND SERIES’ [12-13 Dec]

The Maryanne Amacher Archive: ‘Mini Sound Series’ Seminar
A Sonic Acts collaboration with Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam & Blank Forms 12 – 13 December 2016 in Amsterdam.

The two-day seminar presented by Amy Cimini, Bill Dietz, and Robert The offers a selection of documents, images, and audio from various iterations of Maryanne Amacher’s THE MINI SOUND SERIES as well as works leading to its development, all recently digitised by the Maryanne Amacher Archive. It will be an intensive knowledge-exchange opportunity for those interested in Amacher’s work and in methodologies of post-Cagean sonic art. Following the second day of the seminar, a public listening session of additional unpublished Amacher audio will be presented as a practical elaboration for seminar participants, and as an introductory overview for the general public.

Background

For its festival in February 2017 Sonic Acts collaborates with the Maryanne Amacher Archive (US), Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (NL), and Blank Forms (US) on a programme dedicated to the work of Maryanne Amacher (1938–2009). Amacher is best known for her groundbreaking acoustic art that staged entire buildings and offered listeners exciting new ways of hearing. Following studies with Karlheinz Stockhausen, Amacher’s development of otoacoustic-based music with the help of Marvin Minsky’s Triadex Muse, her seminal telematic City Links series, and her collaborations with John Cage and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, in the late 1970s and early 1980s Amacher sought out a format that would best allow visitors to navigate her large-scale sound works. This led to THE MINI SOUND SERIES, a ‘serialized musical continuity’. Writing about this format, Amacher noted, ‘I wanted the kind of engaging format television has developed [...], an evolving sound work “to be continued”, as distinguished from a continuous installation, or traditional concert genre.’ As these rigorously site-specific installations were almost impossible to document (the impact of the sound could not be captured by audio recordings on CD or LP), these key works have yet to be discovered by a wider audience. As Amacher’s work anticipated many concerns and interests of 21st century sound art, Sonic Acts and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam find a re-assessment and re-interpretation of her work of the utmost importance. The overall programme will consist of a two-day seminar and listening session in 2016 as an intensive introduction to Amacher’s work and ideas, a two-week rehearsal period in 2017 with artists who will work toward a re-interpretation of Amacher’s MINI SOUND SERIES, and immediately following the rehearsals, a series of performances at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

Enrollment
This masterclass is aimed at artists, curators, scientists, and cultural practitioners with an interest in sound art, experimental music, psychoacoustics and architectural acoustics, non-standard art presentation formats, time-based media, and non-linguistic semiotics. Dedicated novices and experts are welcome, no institutional affiliation is required. Please send a biography and a short statement outlining your motivation to participate to workshop[@]sonicacts[.]com. Deadline for applications is 14 November 2016.

Participants must attend the full two-day programme. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. A detailed schedule and more information about how to prepare for the seminar (including unpublished documents by Amacher) will be sent to the selected participants.

Fee
Participants pay a €40 contribution. Lunches will be provided.

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